Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Soccer’s lawmaking body IFAB wants to keep the use of video replays to an minimum if they are eventually introduced into the sport to help referees make match-changing decisions.
- Mediaset asks for changes of terms of tender for TV soccer broadcasting rights for Italy’s top Serie A league by lodging a complaint with competition watchdog and communications regulator AGCOM to get new conditions for the auction.
- Manchester United’s least-winning season in the Premier League hasn’t prevented the 20-time English champion from taking a clear lead atop a list of soccer’s most-valuable clubs.
- Tottenham Hotspur Ltd., the Premier League soccer club that’s clawed itself up to become one of England’s elite teams, announced a 700 million-pound ($900 million) plan to fund a new 61,500 seater stadium.
- The 2017/18 season will feature the introduction of the Nike Ordem V, marking Nike’s 17th season as the official ball supplier for the Premier League.
- West Ham United have announced a club record number of season ticket renewals for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
- David Beckham’s bid to build a soccer stadium in Miami received a boost this week, when the county commissioner, whose district includes the proposed soccer stadium site, sponsored a plan to sell the land needed by Beckham’s prospective ownership group as their efforts to secure an MLS expansion team continue.
- DICK’S Sporting Goods announced a partnership Thursday between its DICK’S Team Sports HQ youth sports platform and US Youth Soccer.